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Coders Challenge - Should we have it on CrazyEngineers?

Question asked by Ankita Katdare in #Coffee Room on May 26, 2014
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare 路 May 26, 2014
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As most of you know CE Community runs on Xenforo platform. I was wondering if we can have something like a "Coding Marathon" or "Programming Challenge" for developers here on CE to develop some add-on.

We will give out an idea for the add-on with the desired input and output pages and set a time of say 10 or 15 days. Those who develop and submit the add-on, a competition will be run between their add-ons. The one that gets the maximum votes shall win a prize! 😀

Just breezing through the idea and asking for suggestions. Want to see a headcount of the number of people who will be interested in this activity. If the number is good, we can develop this idea further.

What say you? Posted in: #Coffee Room
Sanyam Khurana
Sanyam Khurana 路 May 26, 2014
Rank B1 - LEADER
I would vote "YES", we should have it.. !

PS: Could not participate because of limited knowledge 馃様
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal 路 May 26, 2014
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addon for xenforo?? but it is paid everyone won't have access of xenforo unless you go with illegal ways?
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya 路 May 26, 2014
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Interesting idea Ankita !
Manish Goyal
addon for xenforo?? but it is paid everyone won't have access of xenforo unless you go with illegal ways?
Oh really ! this will be the issue. Is it possible to provide limited day license key or something like that for those who want to take a part in the challange?
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare 路 May 26, 2014
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Yes. Biggie brought it to my notice later yesterday. No open source. We might have to come up with a simple PHP add-on concept to make this work. We can just link to the add-on or app (whatever we call it) from the apps page.
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal 路 May 26, 2014
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Ankita Katdare
Yes. Biggie brought it to my notice later yesterday. No open source. We might have to come up with a simple PHP add-on concept to make this work. We can just link to the add-on or app (whatever we call it) from the apps page.
I have a suggestion if addon needs to be interfaced with CE then you can just enable xenforo API and implement the functionality you want, this way developer would have freedom to develop addon in any language you want
Aadit Kapoor
Aadit Kapoor 路 May 27, 2014
Rank C2 - EXPERT
YES!!!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 May 27, 2014
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The API option has been kept open but we first want to establish a few systems in place. We'd definitely want all our fellow CEans to utilise the platform and build small applications for others to use. For example, with the API in place; someone could quickly code a units converter or a exam rank predictor et al. The possibilities are limitless.
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal 路 May 27, 2014
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Kaustubh Katdare
For example, with the API in place; someone could quickly code a units converter or a exam rank predictor et al. The possibilities are limitless.
Sorry didn't get you
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 May 27, 2014
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Manish Goyal
Sorry didn't get you
The ability to give developers a way to develop any addon (or web-app) on CrazyEngineers; using our existing database. Similar to what Facebook offers. It's little premature at this stage; but hopefully we'll go there.
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal 路 May 27, 2014
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yes I know was confused with "a units converter or a exam rank predictor" Exam Rank Predictor?
Sanyam Khurana
Sanyam Khurana 路 May 27, 2014
Rank B1 - LEADER
Yeah, I got it what you want...!

But for exam Rank predictor, it needs lot more than coding... really, and that too CE being a Global Engineering platform, we've to include many universities...

filling in the database values would take a lot of time... may be people can do it in groups.
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal 路 May 27, 2014
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I think we need to collect data of previous year result for a certain exam and then we need to develop a algorithm that will make a guess for student rank based on marks he is expecting this year
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare 路 May 27, 2014
Rank A1 - PRO
^ There's better app ideas than those in the bag. But let us only out them when the contest goes live, which I believe will take a while!
whiz.kid.aniket
whiz.kid.aniket 路 May 27, 2014
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When should I start?馃槈馃槑
Sanyam Khurana
Sanyam Khurana 路 May 27, 2014
Rank B1 - LEADER
Manish Goyal
I think we need to collect data of previous year result for a certain exam and then we need to develop a algorithm that will make a guess for student rank based on marks he is expecting this year
No need to have a guess thing, simply based on previous rank, we can predict.

But the part I hate most in this is actually filling in the database... seriously.. 馃槨馃憖
micheal john
micheal john 路 May 27, 2014
Rank B3 - LEADER
Yes 馃榾
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare 路 May 27, 2014
Rank A1 - PRO
The response here is overwhelming! *happy tears*

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